Dr. Rene Hackney explains some tips on how to give your children verbal directions, and what should a parent do when a child has finished following directions
Host: What should a parent do, when a child has finished following directions? Rene Hackney: Once the child has finished following directions, it s a good idea for the parent to go back and review with the child, what was the initial plan and what was the outcome? Parent can ask the child what steps do they follow, what were they able to accomplish? If the child did miss out on any of the directions, reviewing with the child, why or why not that direction was followed, or figuring out if that was an important step and what they can do to reconcile at the end. It's teaching children to go back and review their work based on the initial directions.